This is what the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like

The most official looking Galaxy S8 leak to date

Superlative smartphone leaker Evan Blass seems to have come through with the goods again, this time revealing what appears to be an official promotional image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 – and almost a full month ahead of its anticipated official unveiling.

There's little in the way of further details apart from the single image, which we've embedded below, although eagle-eyed observers may note that the date on the handset's is 29 March, which is when Samsung's announcement event is set to take place.

It also supports rumors that Samsung will finally ditch its physical home key - a mainstay on the entire Galaxy S range - in favor of on-screen navigation icons and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.

A bit of a stretch

The display also looks taller than the Galaxy S7's, further fueling reports that Samsung will opt for a 18:9 aspect ratio to match the new LG G6 and rumored iPhone 8.

There's also a whole bunch of sensors/cameras above the display, which could suggest the Galaxy S8 will also come with retina scanning technology to allow you to unlock the phone with your eyes.

Of course, there've already been plenty of other hints about the features and specs of Samsung's next flagship, so check out our comprehensive Galaxy S8 rumors and release date guide for the full rundown.

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